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Do you/did you do specific SATS revision with your DCs?

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XBenedict Mon 29-Apr-13 18:39:06

I didn't - am I an awful mother?

DD1 and DS have been through sats and apart from the usual reading most nights, doing homework set, playing on mathletics I didn't sit them down and do sats revision. I have a lovely (but extremely competitive friend) who can't let her DS out during the week at the moment as he's "cramming for his sats' (Y2). Tell me this isn't what everyone is doing and I have completed missed this part of my role.......please!

Sparklingbrook Mon 29-Apr-13 18:41:55

DS2 is doing Year 6 SATS. No cramming here.

ipadquietly Mon 29-Apr-13 18:43:38

I hope your friend's ds isn't at my school, as we did the tests in February, without children or parents realising.

SherbertStraws Mon 29-Apr-13 18:45:11

ipadquietly, your school had the right idea. No revision here either

XBenedict Mon 29-Apr-13 18:45:39

If I'm honest I don't think DS had a clue when he was doing them, just said he did some workbooks and that was it. Think DD was a bit clued into it all at the time but she wasn't bothered. I so relieved, thanks for replying smile

Taffeta Mon 29-Apr-13 18:50:03

Well I wasn't going to, but went to parents evening last week and before I'd even sat down the teacher barked " I was very disappointed in Taffgirls recent maths assessment paper (Feb ).It was lower than the one she did in November."

I asked her how this compared to her work in class, her overall level, and she dodged the question and made out it was all about test results.

So we are going through a workbook now.....

Runoutofideas Mon 29-Apr-13 18:53:04

No - very low key in our school - thankfully. Children achieve highly generally too so it clearly isn't necessary to pressurise them.

mrz Mon 29-Apr-13 18:54:32

I've only seen it on MN never in real life in any of the schools I've taught in. I certainly didn't think about it for my own two.

Startail Mon 29-Apr-13 18:55:13

Lots with DD1, because she's dyslexic and I wanted her to give the best possibly impression she could to secondary. Also back then they had science SATS externally marked. DD1 likes science and it's my subject too. Neither of us found practice very stressful as she had a scribe and writing not think is her downfall.

DD2 did loads and loads in school because they'd had a run in with Ofsted. So I didn't think she needed any more. She was a certain L5 anyhow.

ipadquietly Mon 29-Apr-13 18:57:51

startail, I think you're talking about Y6 SATs, not Y2 SATs.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Mon 29-Apr-13 19:00:43

Absolutely not. There's been nothing but piles of cramming sats homework since Sept. No way would I add to that.

I'd pull dc out altogether if I couldhmm

ChewingOnLifesGristle Mon 29-Apr-13 19:02:16

Sorry I'm talking about yr6 tooblush.

The mere mention of sats and I start harrumphing.

Smartiepants79 Mon 29-Apr-13 19:11:13

Oh god, cramming for yr2 sats? Really? One of the saddest things I've heard for a while and I have taught yr 2.
Other than a practice or 2 ( because the sats are unlike anything the children have seen before) cramming is pointless. They need to be assessed where they ACTUALLY are or it does them no favours in the long term.

prettydaisies Mon 29-Apr-13 19:11:41

No, no, no in Y2 or in Y6.
They never brought anything home to practise either. All very low key.

pointythings Mon 29-Apr-13 19:27:00

Nope, no extra work for Yr 2 SATs here. None for the Yr6 lot either. DD1 did the latter last year and was sent home with a stack of practice papers over Easter with instructions to do an hour every single day. We recycled the whole damn lot, the school didn't call me on it (and if they had, I would have let them have it I would have spoken to them quite firmly).

wheresthebeach Mon 29-Apr-13 19:40:57

Got nothing from school for y2 - for y6 school goes nuts with tonnes of extra work and parents tutor etc.
I have now found out that loads of people did stuff to prepare for y2 sats (mainly those with older kids who knew the system) and glad I was a bit oblivious to the whole thing...

Jimmybob Mon 29-Apr-13 21:33:01

No revision has done some stuff and had doen some practices, and my dd does an extra maths class to prepare for L6. But school fairly low key about whole thing I am please to say...

Jimmybob Mon 29-Apr-13 21:34:09

Would help if I could spell as well....then dd might have a chance wink

nononsensemum Tue 30-Apr-13 10:19:13

got some SATS Y2 tests on Amazon English and Maths and have been doing a little a couple of times a week since Easter. No pressure just fun way of learning really - definitely helped my girl to understand the idea of tests and very useful in teaching her some test technics. In my school fairly low key as well but wanted to make sure she does here best and while doing the whole streaming she does not end up at the least performing group as I know she is bright and capable.

Startail Tue 30-Apr-13 10:27:04

Sorry that will teach me to post while watching spuds and telling DD2 to stop nagging tea would be ready when it was cooked.

To answer the right question I think I might have done one past paper with each of them.

MrsMelons Tue 30-Apr-13 10:33:01

Blimey, we haven't done anything and just found out they did a practice reading paper last week and real one this week, poor DS1 is really poorly with an ear infection which has developed from a throat infection last week. I am very proud (not a stealth boast - no shame me!) that in spite of being up most of the night coughing he got 25/26 on his level 3 paper.

Maths is a different story as he freezes as soon as he has to do any questions to do with maths so I am now wondering if it would help if I did some practice with him or do you think this might make him panic more?

OldBeanbagz Tue 30-Apr-13 10:53:16

No cramming here though DD has been doing some practice SATs papers in class (Y6) and i think they're making them out to be a big deal there. Personally i'd rather they didn't.

She was worrying about them last night so i reassured her that the results didn't matter to me and that if she wanted, i wouldn't even open tha results envelope when it was sent home from school.

That certainly cheered her up smile

abhishek0990 Tue 30-Apr-13 11:13:53

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MrsMelons Tue 30-Apr-13 16:26:08

OldBeanbagz thats a lovely way to do it, I will remember that especially with regards to DSs maths as he's a real worrier even though he knows we don't care what mark he gets, although DSs school don't make a big fuss at all, they don't even tell them when it is a practice or a real test (although that has resulted in some confusion).

OldBeanbagz Tue 30-Apr-13 17:08:00

MrsMelons my DD is such a worrier and goodness knows what she'll be like when it comes to the first day at high school in September.

Hopefully after last night's chat i've put her mind at rest. She certainly came home from school a lot happier despite doing some more SATs practice today smile

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